New Coronavirus Mutant Raises Concerns in India and Beyond
By Laura Ungar and Anirddha Ghosal
Indian scientists say that the super contagious Omicron mutant has been spotted in several distant states in India.
India’s Urban Unemployment Crisis
By Rupa Kumari
The urban unemployment crisis, sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to drag India’s economy down.
India’s Pandemic Mortality: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
By Ameya Pratap Singh
A WHO attempt to estimate India’s excess deaths during the pandemic sparked major backlash.
Rapid COVID-19 Home Tests Surge in India, Experts Flag Risks
By Aniruddha Ghosal and Shonali Ganguly
Although rules require people to share results with authorities, many aren’t doing so.
India Starts Booster Shots for Vulnerable Amid Omicron Surge
By Aniruddha Ghosal
Although India is better prepared than it was last year, hospitals may not be able to cope as many medical personnel have fallen ill.
India Vaccinates Teens Aged 15 to 18 Amid Surge in Pandemic
By Sheikh Saaliq and Aniruddha Ghosal
The country has fully vaccinated 64 percent of its 1.3 billion population.
India Confirms Omicron Variant Cases, Says Get the Shot Now
By Associated Press
Travelers from countries classified as "at risk" are being tested on arrival in India.
Rampaging COVID-19 Cases Expose Flaws in Kerala’s Healthcare Model
By A. Harikumar
While cases across India have declined after a devastating surge in April and May, the situation in Kerala remains serious.
Vaccinations in Rural India Increase
By Aniruddha Ghosal and Rishabh R. Jain
But supply constraints remain, making it unlikely that India will reach its target of vaccinating all adults by the end of 2021.
Schools Reopen in India Even as Another COVID Wave Looms
By Krutika Pathi
Reopening schools is necessary for poorer students who lack access to the internet.
Refugees Pushed to Back of the Line Amid Vaccine Shortages
By Victoria Milko and Aniruddha Ghosal
"The virus doesn't distinguish between a national and a refugee.”
Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2022 elections in UP may indicate whether the BJP’s popularity has been dented in any way by the pandemic.